Articles by Zoë Postman

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Thousands take to streets in protest against job losses

Members of COSATU unions in nationwide marches and strike

By Joseph Chirume, Lisekho Madikane, Emelda Tintswalo, Nomfundo Xolo and Zoë Postman - 13 February 2019
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After years of fruitless job searching, Ayanda Kunene decided to create his own work

“There are so many people in our community who are unemployed yet we still see rubbish lying around”

By Zoë Postman - 13 February 2019
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Wits accuses protesters of having a political agenda

Student leaders call off protests

By Zoë Postman - 8 February 2019
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Police, private security clash with students in Johannesburg

Ministry sets up task team to resolve issues

By Zoë Postman and Barbara Maregele - 6 February 2019
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Wits students say they will not eat until their demands are met

Dispute over admitting students with debt

By Zoë Postman - 5 February 2019
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Mushroomville waste pickers avoid eviction, for now

“It’s not an easy life but I have to do it to support my family back home”

By Zoë Postman - 4 February 2019
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Protestors demand R70 billion compensation for inventor of please call me service

Movement says it is making plans to shut down Vodacom service

By Zoë Postman and GroundUp Staff - 31 January 2019
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PRASA’s safety permit could still be revoked

Manual train signalling and driver fatigue a major concern for safety regulator

By Zoë Postman - 24 January 2019
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Showdown with Herman Mashaba looms over housing court order

Municipality has missed deadline to find accommodation for Hillbrow residents, but Johannesburg official says backlog is the fault of past administrations

By Zoë Postman - 15 January 2019
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N2 Highway: communities were not consulted, court told

Department of Environmental Affairs accused of unfair procedure

By Zoë Postman - 5 December 2018
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Court hears objections to new N2 highway

New Wild Coast route shortens road by 75km but passes through ancestral land

By Zoë Postman - 4 December 2018
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Does spanking children promote discipline or violence?

Constitutional Court reserves judgment on corporal punishment in private homes

By Zoë Postman - 30 November 2018
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Wild Coast mine blocked by Pretoria court

Government and companies must obtain “full and informed” consent from communities before granting mining rights, says judge

By Zoë Postman - 22 November 2018
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Joburg’s informal traders want better spaces

New association formed to lobby for improved conditions

By Zoë Postman - 21 November 2018
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Concourt judgment affirms right to protest without permission

Ten Social Justice Coalition members who chained themselves to Cape Town civic centre will not have criminal records

By Zoë Postman - 19 November 2018
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In Johannesburg you have to pay to picket. Activists have had enough

Right2Know leads march against municipality’s protest fees

By Zoë Postman - 17 November 2018